the superhero project
Bringing your baby home from the hospital is something you look forward to from the moment you find out you’re expecting. That picture perfect expectation of coming home WITH your baby. Having a baby in the NICU makes you feel many things, one of which is robbed. If you’ve been there, you get me on this.
– Superhero Amanda Duffy
One of our Superheroes!
My name is Amanda Duffy. I am a NICU mom of two, Girl mom x 3, and a Registered Nurse. My first daughter was born IUGR at 34 weeks due to severe preeclampsia. We had a very traumatic delivery and recovery but fortunately her tiny 3lb self was determined to show the world she was small but mighty! 13 months later I was admitted for partial placenta abruption and a couple weeks after that we welcomed our second daughter, NICU baby #2 at 36 weeks. She too was determined and strong just like her sister. 3 years later we had our third, and only non NICU daughter at 38 weeks. This was a huge accomplishment for us and although she did not have NICU time she has been a NICU superhero supporter since birth!
In addition to motherhood, I am passionate about helping people during some of the most vulnerable times of their lives in my nursing career. I never expected to be the one in that vulnerable state needing the help and support. The support we received from Kelly and The Superhero Project gave us a sense of hope during the most difficult time of our lives. It was so helpful to have guidance and support from other parents who have experienced the challenges of having their babies in the NICU and I am so grateful to pay that same support forward to current and future families.
I have helped assemble and distribute welcome packages since my commitment to The Superhero Project and have since created two well loved programs, NICU graduation and Lullabies of Love that can be viewed on our website!
I am happy to help offer support and packages for you and your family during your NICU experience and look forward to connecting!
President Container group
We are thankful to Rich Goldberg, VP of the container group for supporting The Superhero Project and the families we serve.
“His grandson Emerson spent 70 days in a newborn intensive care unit (NICU) when he was born. In those difficult days, his family found out about the Superhero Project, which supports families of NICU babies across the country during their hospital stays.
“They wanted to have a NICU graduation system where as the babies leave the NICU, the parents would get a swaddler, a blanket, a little graduation hat, all those things, and they wanted to put it in a gift box. So, immediately when they showed me their idea, I brought it to Larry, and it’s right up the alley for PCG Cares,” said Goldberg.
That’s what inspired them to donate 500 boxes to the Superhero Project.
“We need to give back. The corrugated industry has been very good to us, to the family, to our community. Now, it’s time for us to give back and try to help out wherever we can,” said Grossbard.”
Thank you to our amazing donors!
We've raised $50.00 for The Superhero Project!
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NICu graduation stories
Cameron was born at 32 weeks for unknown reasons. He is now 14 months adjusted! He was trying to walk but is still a little scared. He spent 16 days in the nicu and his nurses were amazing every step of the way!
IT’S GRADUATION DAY FOR AMELIA AND SOPHIA!
Their parents have been guests at our gala for some time, just supporting a local cause and having a great time at a fun event. Little did they know they would be spending time in the NICU and having to leave their babies behind.
That’s the crazy thing about this life. We just never know what hand we are being dealt. 1:10 families will walk these hallways. We are proud to be there every step of the way.
We are so happy to help welcome their superheroes home as they pose with our official NICU graduation signage!
-The carmen family
IT’S GRADUATION DAY FOR harper grace
Congrats to Harper Grace on her NICU graduation day from Abington!!!!
-The iannarelli family
The Superhero Project helps so many families when they need extra support and kindness. The ability to see Jack and Colin on the Angel Eye Camera made us feel close to them when they were in Abington’s NICU.
Grandmom and Grandpa Cummings